Emily Belz

Emily is a senior reporter for WORLD Magazine based in New York City. Follow Emily on Twitter @emlybelz.

Heath Shuler (Photo courtesy of the offfice of Rep. Heath Shuler)

Mexico City, Part II

Abortion | A bipartisan group of lawmakers appeal to the Democratic leadership to keep pro-life provisions in future spending bills
by Emily Belz
Posted 2/26/09, 12:00 am

WASHINGTON-Just before the House of Representatives passed a $410 billion appropriations bill for 2009, a coalition of Democrats and Republicans sent a letter to the Democratic leadership calling for the continuation of myriad pro-life provisions that govern domestic spending.

"Let's not allow it to be political," said Rep. Heath Shuler, D-N.C., one of the authors of the letter along with Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio. "This group can start to lead the way."

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D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty (AP/Photo by Lauren Victoria Burke)

Vouchers under fire

Education | A provision in a House appropriations bill could spell trouble for Washington, D.C.'s fledgling school voucher program
by Emily Belz
Posted 2/24/09, 12:00 am

WASHINGTON-The House of Representatives is working on finalizing its spending legislation for the year, to the tune of $410 billion, and one local school voucher program could be on the chopping block.

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'Day of reckoning'

Politics | President Obama delivers an address to Congress and to the world, outlining a way out of the sour economy
by Emily Belz
Posted 2/24/09, 12:00 am

Before members of Congress, his Cabinet, Supreme Court justices, his wife, millions of Americans, and people around the world, President Obama delivered a speech Tuesday at the Capitol. Under glaring lights and the glare of global attention, he addressed the gloom of the economic crisis.

Though the president said the "day of reckoning has arrived," he assured Americans, "We will rebuild, we will recover, and the United States of America will emerge stronger than before."

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